René Borg´s Coaching CV

Below you can find an overview of Rene´s coaching credentials. Any questions, please email Running Coach Ireland on or learn more about RCI´s services on ‘Work with me‘.

Certifications and education

  • MsC Systems, Organisation and Communication
  • BA Business Languages
  • UKA Fell and Mountain Running Level 2 Coach
  • Lydiard Foundation certified coach
  • AAI Level 1 coach
  • VivoBarefoot certified coach
  • BTR certified running technique coach
  • Ido Portal Movement-X workshop
  • MovNat Level 1 Trainer (ongoing)
  • Functional Movement Systems (ongoing)
  • Diploma in Sport and Event Massage
  • National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy
  • National Qualification in Orthopedic Sports Massage

Social media profiles

Rene´s roles in sporting organisations and companies

  • Speaker at the Athletics Ireland Endurance Conference 4 (2017)
  • Secretary of the Irish Mountain Running Association (2009)
  • Webmaster of the Irish Mountain Running Association (2008)
  • Head Coach of Glendalough AC
  • Supervisory Head Coach of West Waterford AC (2015) and Consultant Coach (2016-2017)
  • Member of the Wicklow Athletics and Sli Cualann board
  • Mountain Running Coach for Crusaders AC (2010-2013)
  • Operations Coordinator and Deputy Race Director for EcoTrail Wicklow
  • Race Director of the ‘Lap of the Gap‘ Marathon and ‘Glen to Glen Half-marathon’
  • Race Director for the ‘Wicklow Way Relay’ 2013-2017
  • Team manager for the Irish International Team at Snowdon 2012-2013
  • Operations Trainer and Training Lead for Microsoft’s outsourced services organisation
  • Several executive positions within arvato Services Ireland working for Microsoft
  • Manager at the ‘Running Coaching’ lab at Running Superstore
  • Delivery of Level 2 coaching material for Irish Orienteering Association
  • Speaker at the Dublin Marathon Expo (2014-2016), Pink Run Expo and Killarney Marathon Expo

Notable athletes coached

  • Barry Minnock – 2:17 marathoner and hill running international
  • Jason Kehoe – 2015 and 2017 Irish Mountain Running champion, 2012/ 2017/2020 Carrauntoohil race winner
  • Paul Tierney – record holder on the Wicklow Way and winner of the Lakeland 100 mile event
  • Julie McNamee – 2nd lady in EcoTrail Wicklow 80 km
  • Eoin Flynn – 2:25 marathoner and 10 time hill running international

And many more not listed for brevity or privacy reasons.

Publications and media appearances

foot assessment

Projects and initiatives

  • Inventor of the ChampionsEverywhere Training Method
  • Owner and Guide for Danish trail running holiday company ‘Traillø

Sporting achievements

  • Team Bronze medal at IMRA Club Championship with Crusaders AC
  • Silver medal in Wicklow Way Relay with Crusaders AC
  • Team Bronze in the Wicklow Road Championship 2017
  • 5 km in 17:29
  • 5 miles in 29:27
  • 10 km in 36:50
  • Half-marathon in 1:20:28
  • Marathon in 2:55:56

Competed over distances from 1500m to 50 miles on trail, cross-country, track and road in Ireland and abroad.


Companies and associations who have hired me

  • An Riocht AC
  • Athletics Ireland
  • Bank of New York
  • Bentley
  • BT Ireland
  • BNS Construction
  • Croghan AC
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goodbodies
  • Lø
  • Irish Orienteering Association
  • Irish Prison Service
  • MiniCorps
  • Tinahely Tri Club
  • West Waterford AC
  • Wicklow Tourism

More company references on request…

Other websites where you can read my work

Websites of the races I am involved in organising